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You take the time to worry about your heart and your lungs, so why wouldn't you think about your eye health? If you are like most people, it might be because you don't know that much about how to take care of your eyes. Fortunately, I have been working with other people to teach them about eye health for the past twenty years. My father lost his eyesight because of a few bad decisions, and I don't want to see other people go down that path. Read here to learn why you should exercise, eat right, and see your eye doctor regularly.

Improving Your Eye Health

Signs You Need New Glasses

James Castro

If you wear prescription glasses, you want to make sure your frames and lenses are as comfortable as possible. Even if your prescription doesn't change, you still need to buy new frames periodically for your best eye health. Here are signs you need new glasses.

Your lenses are scratched

Common with both plastic and glass lenses, scratches are both an annoyance and reduce the ability to see out of your glasses clearly. Glasses get scratched for a variety of reasons, including:

  • accidental dropping
  • cleaning with abrasive rag
  • age and wear

Your lenses should be free of cracks, scratches, and other blemishes. If the anti-glare coating on your lenses is starting to wear off, your lenses will have a mottled, constant stained appearance. Your eye doctor will give you an exam and help you choose new glasses, or, if your prescription is current, can simply order you new lenses for your existing frames.

Your frames are bent

Glasses frames are designed to be able to move to fit the shape of the face of the wearer. However, re-shaping and bending your glasses too much can cause them to become too loose or crooked. Crooked glasses not only look strange, but they can also alter the way you view the world. If your glasses are bent, crooked, or too loose in the ear stems, talk to your optometrist about replacing your glasses with a new and modern pair.

Your glasses are heavy

Perhaps your frames are too large for your face and bulky, or your lenses are very thick, and you need to switch up to a more lightweight material. Either way, heavy glasses pull on your nose and need constant readjusting.

You can switch to a poly fiber or other lightweight lens and opt for a plastic frame or half-metal frame to lighten your visual load. There are many beautiful and stylish (and lightweight) varieties of frames on the market today; visit your eyewear specialist to see what options will work best for your needs.

Your glasses are blurry

Whether due to aging lenses or an actual change in prescription, blurry glasses do you no good. It may be time for an eye doctor appointment to have your vision checked if you don't see clearly, have double vision, or experience tension headaches when wearing your glasses. Your eye doctor will compare your current prescription with your new one to see if updating your lenses is the best choice for you.

For more information, contact a company like Master  Eye Associates.